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My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S2 and she has problem typing texts out on the stock IM/SMS app. What happens is that when she presses the space bar, it erases her entire message. Any thoughts guys? It's getting annoying, even for me to recieve txts without spaces. Will a new 3rd party App like Handcent SMS fix the problem?


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Couldn't hurt to try a new SMS app like Handcent or a new keyboard like Swype or Swiftkey. It'll at least help you narrow down the problem.

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Have you guys heard of this problem before? I couldn't find any solutions online. I'll try and get her to use Handcent, and hope the bug/glitch is fixed.

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[quote name='Razorwing' timestamp='1351602806' post='595284369']
Have you guys heard of this problem before? I couldn't find any solutions online. I'll try and get her to use Handcent, and hope the bug/glitch is fixed.
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Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.

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[quote name='AbandonedTrolley' timestamp='1351603478' post='595284391']
Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.
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I"ll need to ask her. But I also mention the phone being charged thing as well. I'll let you guys know when I have an update.

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Ok she says it suddenly comes and goes. It doesn't matter if it's charging or not charging it always randomly happens. It's not only in messaging, it happens everywhere when she uses the keyboard.

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Razor, ask if she wouldn't mind giving her email out to me... because if she doesn't, I'll send her my swiftkey apk and she can see if it is the input keyboard messing it up. Swiftkey is the best keyboard out imho.
If she doesn't mind, PM me man.
Or send me your email, and I'll email it to you.

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[quote name='AbandonedTrolley' timestamp='1351603478' post='595284391']
Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.
[/quote]I think that is a big generalization, because I have never heard of this bug, and I have tried many Android phones. If it is a problem, it's not widespread, and limited to a few devices. Otherwise we would have heard about it.

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Doesn't fix the problem, but with the latest version of SwiftKey, you can type messages without having to press the spacebar key. It'll automatically detect where spaces should be added

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Plenty of custom ROMs out there for the SII

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Has she tried turning it off and on again? ;)

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[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1351623439' post='595285171']
I think that is a big generalization, because I have never heard of this bug, and I have tried many Android phones. If it is a problem, it's not widespread, and limited to a few devices. Otherwise we would have heard about it.
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I've had the bug on my Xperia S (ICS Stock and Cyanogen) and Xperia Arc (GB), friend has it on Xperia P (GB). It's also mentioned on other forums for other phones, the issue is when using third party chargers/leads it seems they can overcharge and cause issues.

[url="http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic/135086-usb-charging-keyboard.html"]http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic/135086-usb-charging-keyboard.html[/url]

[url="http://forums.androidcentral.com/barnes-noble-nook-color/65568-screen-keyboard-duplicate-presses-while-charging.html"]http://forums.androidcentral.com/barnes-noble-nook-color/65568-screen-keyboard-duplicate-presses-while-charging.html[/url]

[url="http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/4670-weird-keyboard-charging-issue.html"]http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/4670-weird-keyboard-charging-issue.html[/url]

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This might sound silly, but is it possible when pressing the space key, she's actually also hitting the home key at the same time?

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I would definitely try another keyboard first, you can get a 30 day trial of swiftkey off the play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.phone.trial&feature=nav_result

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Factory Reset your device.

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User error I'd say. :shifty:

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[quote name='AbandonedTrolley' timestamp='1351683874' post='595286885']
I've had the bug on my Xperia S (ICS Stock and Cyanogen) and Xperia Arc (GB), friend has it on Xperia P (GB). It's also mentioned on other forums for other phones, the issue is when using third party chargers/leads it seems they can overcharge and cause issues.

[url="http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic/135086-usb-charging-keyboard.html"]http://forums.androi...g-keyboard.html[/url]

[url="http://forums.androidcentral.com/barnes-noble-nook-color/65568-screen-keyboard-duplicate-presses-while-charging.html"]http://forums.androi...e-charging.html[/url]

[url="http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/4670-weird-keyboard-charging-issue.html"]http://www.droidxfor...ging-issue.html[/url]
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I've also been using Android devices for quite a while and not once heard of this issue. However, looking at your experiences it sounds like this is a Sony related issue and not an "Android" one.

As for the issue itself, I'd also recommend factory resetting the device.

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1352190235' post='595300199']
I've also been using Android devices for quite a while and not once heard of this issue. However, looking at your experiences it sounds like this is a Sony related issue and not an "Android" one.

As for the issue itself, I'd also recommend factory resetting the device.
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Whilst my experiences have been on Sony devices those links in my post show that it's apparent on other makes too. So yes it is a known issue regarding Android devices under certain circumstances.

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[quote name='AbandonedTrolley' timestamp='1352286458' post='595303225']
Whilst my experiences have been on Sony devices those links in my post show that it's apparent on other makes too. So yes it is a known issue regarding Android devices under certain circumstances.
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Overlooking the fact that you've used all Sony devices, all of those links you posted are from over a year ago (one of them nearly 2) and one of them had no responses at all. I'd hardly call that a common Android issue. Seems rather isolated actually.

Regardless, I'm not saying no one has ever experienced it. Just pointing out it is not actually common.

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There is something weird with my ASUS Transformer & using the spacebar inside the youtube app

If you have watched a video, then start typing in the search box above the video thumbnails, and you have to hit space to type the next word, spacebar becomes either the down arrow or tab button and suddenly highlights one of the video thumbnails instead of typing a space, there is nothing I can do at this stage so all my next searches have to be one word titles

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